Leader as Coach Course starting 25 April 2024 — Centre for Coaching Switzerland

Leader as Coach Course starting 25 April 2024

“Leader as Coach”: learn how to coach, develop and inspire others as a leader in 2 days.

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Leader as Coach Course starting 25 April 2024

About our “Leader as Coach” course

“Leader as Coach” is a transformative two-day course that is geared to amplify a leader’s effectiveness. Step into the art of developing others and sparking innovation within your team. This course not only hones your coaching skills and mindset but also empowers you to break patterns of creating overdependence, feeling overwhelmed, and becoming disconnected.

It is rooted in Integral theory, forming the foundation of a set of six Leadership Conversations.

The “Leader as Coach” course is delivered in collaboration with the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business. You will learn the fundamentals of coaching and how to use it to provide support, build a common language for coaching, and have a better working relationship with others.

“Leader as Coach” is a two-day experiential interactive course, where you will learn to:

Improve engagement
and collaboration:

  • working with teams and peers
  • growing and developing team member capability
  • motivating & growing others in all areas of your life

Learn the power of
questions to:

  • open new possibilities
  • generate tangible solutions
  • create a genuine sense of personal ownership
  • create new ways forward

Listen with depth and
clarity in order to:

  • identify and modify barriers to individual / team progress
  • develop interaction skills that build trust and collaboration
  • enable others to cut to the core of their issue

For whom is our “Leader as Coach” course?

  • If you are an Executive, Manager, or Emerging Leader who wants to learn the fundamentals of coaching and how to understand those around you better.
  • If you are interested in learning how you can use coaching to provide support, build a common language for coaching, and have a better working relationship with others.
  • As a powerful addition to managerial skills, this course is designed to show delegates how to achieve different outcomes from those that have been achieved before.

Course dates and fees

Date and time:
25 – 26 April 2024
10:00 – 17:30 (CET)

580 CHF for the 2 days

Live- virtual, using Zoom platform

What will you receive from the course?

Key takeaways from the “Leader as Coach” course will be:

  • A deeper understanding of the difference between coaching and other methods of interaction
  • An ability to recognize when coaching is the right leadership approach to take
  • Attaining skills that help cultivate mutual respect and trust between you and the individuals you are coaching
  • Learning to listen to individuals with depth and clarity to get to the root of issues directly
  • Exposure to Coaching Circles as an action-learning approach to practicing coaching skills. Each Coaching Circle will be run by a dedicated professional coach who will guide participants in developing their coaching skills.

Your course Leader

Your course Leader

Janine Ahlers

Academic Director BA PDM (HR)

Janine Ahlers is a Master Certified Integral Coach and Director of the Centre for Coaching Consulting (Europe, Africa and Middle East), a global leadership consultancy and executive coaching practice, as well as Director of the Centre for Coaching, a centre for excellence situated at the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business (GSB). She also holds the position of Senior Lecturer at UCT, where she lectures in Coaching and Leadership Development to MBA and Executive Education students. She has delivered and published research papers, as well as having published book chapters and articles on the topic of coaching in leadership development.

How we run our “Leader as Coach” course


  • We ask participants to read course material where possible before we then deepen in dialogue.
  • In the workshop, we keep to max 15 mins of theory bursts with minimal use of PowerPoint.
  • Regular breakouts in small groups to keep a high level of interaction and deepen understanding of the theory. Where possible, we have a member of the faculty present to facilitate the discussion / answer questions.

Own experience:

Adults learn through their own experience. We focus on real issues, not role play.

Safe environment:

We take the time to create a safe, non-judgmental / confidential space to facilitate exploration and open curiosity.

Anchor learning:

Participants anchor their learning on what really happens to them and their Organisation (i.e., apply to themselves and to each other, not told).


We ensure the framework is in place for participants to hold one another accountable.

“Zoom fatigue”:

Regular breaks: to keep the energy & engagement high, a short 5-10 min break every hour, including a body exercise (stretching, breathing, standing), works. This replaces coffee/tea breaks. We take an hour break for lunch.

High faculty-to-participant ratio:

To ensure an optimum online learning experience, the ratio of faculty to participant should be 1:5. We can offer this ratio by using the Centre for Coaching’s large international faculty of professional integral coaches who have all trained with us and who have been supporting our academic and/or organizational programs for a number of years.

Watch a short video of Daniel Ahlers (Director and Managing Partner) and learn how to inspire others as a Leader.

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Find out more information about our Leading with a Coaching Style and download the brochure.

The Centre for Coaching’s Leadership Conversations series is designed to support leaders in the development of their coaching conversation skills. We created six individual short courses to enable executives, HRs, and leaders to build trust, align and delegate, give and receive feedback and hold all conversations that matter holistically, amplifying capacity to resolve the complex issues and challenges we face.

We invite you to join the series and see the power of Integral Coaching and its impact on your business.

Better people make better leaders.